Tuesday, August 11, 2020

DREAMers Weigh In On Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

For some dreamers, President Barack Obama demonstrated a new form of leadership on Tuesday when he unveiled his own framework for an immigration reform. But for others, he fell short of expectations. Cristina Jimenez, managing director of the United We Dream Network, said she welcomes Obama’s immigration reform proposal, but criticized the president saying he could’ve been […]

Latino High School Students Graduate At A Higher Rate Than Prior Years

According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education, Latino high school students graduated at a rate of 71% in 2010, a jump from 61% in 2006. The report also details the rate of high school graduates according to other nationalities: Asian students graduate at the highest rate at 93%; white students graduate at a rate of […]

Latina Pregnancies in the U.S. Hit Record Low

According to a report by Pew Research, both immigrant and native-born Latinos experienced steeper birthrate declines from 2007 to 2010 than other groups, including non-Latino whites, blacks, and Asians. The report details that in 2011, the overall American birthrate hit a record low, with 63 births per 1000 women ages 15 to 44. The decline […]

Homeland Security Changes Legalization Process to Keep Families Together Longer

The Department of Homeland Security announced that beginning March 4th, undocumented immigrants can start their application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S., a change in the current law which states that immigrants would have to return to their home country for up to six months while undergoing the process. The new rule […]

Guest Blogger: Joe Ray “Our Holiday Tradiciones”

Growing up near the Mexican border and having spent a few of my first few Holiday seasons in Sonora as well as Arizona, provided me the opportunity to observe and take part in various Holiday traditions. My family’s personal tradition of devotion was honoring Our Lady (La Virgen) de Guadalupe on December 12. This began […]

Needs of Same-Sex Couples Addressed in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released yesterday its nine fundamental principles for comprehensive immigration reform, creating an inclusion for same-sex couples. In the document released on November 28, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus states that the second stepping stone in comprehensive immigration reform is protecting the sanctity of marriage. The reform references same-sex couples in the […]

Latinos Still at Higher Risk of Diabetes than Other Groups

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and statistics reveal that Latinos develop diabetes 1.5 times greater than White Americans, making Latinos one of the top racial and ethnic groups at higher disk of diabetes. Many researchers believe that Latino Americans run a higher risk of having diabetes due to inherited genes from ancestors. In addition, poverty, […]

Latinos Celebrate Bilingualism At Home

Statistics from the Pew Hispanic Center have consistently found that the percentage of Spanish-speaking and bilingual Latinos in the U.S. is very high. The survey finds that 38% of all respondents are Spanish dominant, and 38% are bilingual. Findings show that about 1 in 5 children speak a language other than English at home, and […]

Deported 4-year-old to Reunite with Parents

Four-year-old Emily Samantha Ruiz who was deported to Guatemala earlier this month will rejoin her family in New York on Tuesday, according to family attorney David Sperling. As reported in La Plaza, Ruiz, a U.S. citizen was on her way back home from a family trip to Guatemala with her grandfather, when he was detained […]